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Friday, June 02, 2006

First Video Presentation of the 100$ Laptop

As you may already know, the One Laptop Per Child project produced its first working prototype last week at the Red Hat Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. A video presentation covering the release was made available to the public today, so we got our hands on it and posted it here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the show.



25 Comments:

  • I'm getting audio only with Firefox+Flash 7+MPlayer plugin on Linux.

    By Anonymous Zak, at 12:49 AM  

  • Lets see ... posting a news item for Geeks in a windows-only format. All the Linux and OS X Alpha Geeks think GaS not so sexy [or smart]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:49 AM  

  • Works for me on OSX -- don't see an issue here.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:10 AM  

  • no video under ubuntu+firefox+flash_plugin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:19 AM  

  • I'll try to find it somewhere else where it works.. tested it out on firefox and IE at home, my linux machine is at work..

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 9:12 AM  

  • It's Yahoo's fault, not Geeks-are-Sexy's. I suppose they require Flash 8. They don't even have the decency to mention it anywhere in the help section.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 AM  

  • Sorry guys, I've searched everywhere for that vid, it's only available via yahoo's video search.

    Duh.

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 9:25 AM  

  • No issues here at all under OSX & Camino :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:28 AM  

  • my favorite comment: "you can see the keyboard actually works..."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 AM  

  • Dear O Dear O Dear.
    Why the feck are they wasting their time, from what I could see they were using a port of a windows 3x OS (maybe even a front end) no built in cd drive, no ps/2 mouse port I know its only $100 but thats just a waste of $100 theres droning on about games this and games that..... what games are gonna support your crappy OS. No one is gonna produce a game for a $100 doorstop..... so why bother implementing that in the first place..theres no go between so send it back ^^

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:29 PM  

  • I love the idea. It looks like they have a lot of work to do.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:38 PM  

  • This i s a brilliant idea. It gets the tech into the hands of those who would possible not be able to affoerd it normally.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:54 PM  

  • who's going to make games or develop for this thing you ask? If this thing is as cheap as it is, and gets the huge consumer base that it promises, you can bet developers will be falling over each other trying to get at a piece of the pie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:11 PM  

  • so all u m$ haters who want to buy $100 laptops and disagree with m$ cant even see the vid hehe

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:25 PM  

  • "Dear O Dear O Dear.
    Why the feck are they wasting their time, from what I could see they were using a port of a windows 3x OS (maybe even a front end) no built in cd drive, no ps/2 mouse port I know its only $100 but thats just a waste of $100 theres droning on about games this and games that..... what games are gonna support your crappy OS. No one is gonna produce a game for a $100 doorstop..... so why bother implementing that in the first place..theres no go between so send it back ^^"

    That is not the point of building the $100 laptop. This project was started with the primary goal of bridging the information technology gap between all people of all classess. The target markets for this project for this project are OBVIOUSLY the third world countries where securing a computer, let alone a laptop, for a student is hella expensive! They dont have the resources of first world countries like the US where students have their own ibooks, powerbooks, whatnot... and just treat them like shit! That is why the $100 laptop comes with no hard drive (for better durability and low cost), no windows (LOW COST), even the processor is not intel or amd, its custom made (i think by VIA). So there, please get your ideas straight about this project and see it for what it really is... a technological breakthrough... :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 PM  

  • Guys, let's put things back in perspective. The goal of this laptop is NOT to play games. It was thought out with developping countries in mind.

    Here's a comment that was posted on ShoutWire that resumes the goal of this machine very well:

    "It's not supposed to be a cheap alternative for a Desktop PC. It's to allow kids their own computer and let them have access to things that will help them learn and grow up"

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 9:02 PM  

  • it is cool. erm, maybe i will get one just for a try and look after they sell it.

    By Anonymous doraemon, at 11:45 PM  

  • "so all u m$ haters who want to buy $100 laptops and disagree with m$ cant even see the vid hehe"

    ... I'm a M$ hater, I'm on OSX and I can see the video, so whats your point?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 AM  

  • Where have all of the computer literate folks gone? I can clearly see that the operating system they use is FEDORA, which is linux based, and nothing like windows 3x, and it does, in fact, come with a 1 GB internal IDE hard drive. Learn to listen before shooting your mouths off. Not to mention the USB port allows for the ability to increase storage AND attach a cd drive. Get your stories straight. This will not only revolutionize computing for people in foreign countries, but many children in the US too. Pssh.

    By Anonymous SpAzZ, at 2:53 AM  

  • Oh and I forgot to mention to anonymous up there that the processor is, in fact, a 400 Mhz AMD Geode GX2-533. So therefore the processor is not custom.

    By Anonymous SpAzZ, at 3:36 AM  

  • just removed a few hate comments, please stay professional when you're posting.

    Thanks.

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 6:39 AM  

  • This is a great idea, But $100, get real. some of PEOPLE IN these countries couldn"t even afford that. think about it. whats a laptop going to do if your starving with no food. and if they do get the laptop how are they going to power it (wheres the money for the electricity??) or will be green powered (i.e wind OR solar).
    lets see it as the real thing, it"s just another cover up for tax evasion from the big ceo's. the computer parts will all be donated (free), the laptop parts etc will be taken from old machines (free), they"ll get a volunteer worker to piece it together, load the OS, test the damn thing and then right it off as $100 DONATION (per laptop).
    AND THATS WHAT IT REALLY IS.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:59 AM  

  • I want one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:59 AM  

  • Why doesn't people get the fact that the laptop is designed for DEVELOPING countries where the standard of living is relatively high, but not high enough for every kids to own a computer. THIS IS NOT for those isolated villages one see one TV. I think the project is a great idea.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:41 PM  

  • You must be an idiot if you are actually going to buy this product. Just go on ebay and buy your kid used p4 for 100$

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 PM  

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